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UNC board leader does not want to raise tuition for in-state students

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Tuition costs for many college students in North Carolina could stay the same next year for the first time in years.

The head of the University of North Carolina system's board of governors says he and most of the board will fight against tuition hikes for in-state undergraduate students.

The schools in the system have spent the fall coming up with plans, which the board of governors will act on in February.

"It's important that we maintain affordability, in addition to quality, in college education," said Peter Hans, board chair. "We've got a constitutional commitment to that in North Carolina and I believe we have a moral obligation as well."

Out of state students will see an increase next year, ranging from 5 to 12 percent, depending on the school. Tuition varies at the campuses throughout the system.

The Board of Trustees at UNC-Chapel Hill approved a tuition increase of more than 12 percent for 20-14-15 for out-of-state undergraduates, but no raise for in-state students.

During the 2013-14 academic year, in-state undergrad tuition for students taking a full course load was $6,423 and out-of-state tuition was $28,205. In-state grad students paid $8,343 and out-of-state grad students paid $25,554.

In-state undergrads will face an increase in fees of $22.87 for the 2014-15 academic year.

 

 

Justin Quesinberry

Justin is a reporter for WNCN and a North Carolina native. He has spent the better part of the last decade covering the news in central North Carolina.  More>>

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